The cellars and basements of Tatton Hall
A plain life below stairs, skills were abundant, cooks, dairy/still-room, gardeners, grooms ,ladies-maids, butlers all skilled, all tradespeople.
Memories of them all are stronger in these beautiful kitchens and cellars than anything above stairs. Above stairs was stilted dusty ostentation, only shadows remain. I though it was ironic that those capable servants, those plain people were the ones to leave their mark, to still be felt as if just moments before they had been there with me.
Below the stairs of that great house lived those people and their devotion to service seems to be its heart still.
A lovely day at the Salvage Fair Tatton Park